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Fishway contract awarded

Woods Environmental Services has been awarded the contract to re-connect the Thomson River by creating a fishway at Horseshoe Bend.

Celebrating NAIDOC week with the CMA

NAIDOC Week is held each July to acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Actions and achievements of Victoria’s CMAs on show in new report

Victoria’s CMAs have showcased the role they play in protecting and enhancing the state’s land, water and biodiversity through the release of their 2016-17 Actions and Achievements Report. The Victorian Catchment Management Authorities’ Actions and Achievement Report 2016-17 was released by the Hon Lisa Neville MP and outlines contributions the 10 CMAs have made to Victoria’s environment, economy and liveability.

Lake Wellington Land and Water Management Plan

 The Lake Wellington catchment includes the Macalister Irrigation District (MID) and other irrigation areas including around the Upper Latrobe. Irrigated agricultural land in the catchment is dominated by dairy cattle, and also supports a growing horticulture sector as well as beef cattle and some cropping.

Life could be a Dream

Dream Island, off the coast of McLoughlins Beach in South Gippsland, is a dream for local nesting shorebirds and migratory waders.

Their future is our future

Every summer, Corner Inlet in South Gippsland is a hive of activity – and it’s not just tourists that flock to the area to visit the adjacent Wilsons Promontory. Thousands of migratory waterbirds, including snipe, sandpipers, and tern, travel to the Ramsar listed inlet and its barrier sand islands as part of their annual nesting, feeding, and breeding lifecycle.

Alpine Peatlands

The Alpine Peatlands project aims to improve the health of the ecological community found in the Alpine region including Baw Baw National Park and Mount Howitt to Mount Wellington. Alpine peatlands only occur in small pockets across Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. The Australian Government has funded this project from 2013 to 2018.

Waterway Strategy

The West Gippsland Waterway Strategy is an eight year action plan for rivers, wetlands and estuaries. It will guide future investment in waterway management. We are required by the Victorian Government to produce a Waterway Strategy, which provides a single, regional planning document for waterways in West Gippsland.